gop minority outreach

*A Prominent Republican talking point – especially among Black conservatives – is that Black people are so unwavering in their support of the Democratic Party that they’re being taken for granted, and not being given a fair return on their loyalty. That’s complete and utter nonsense.

First, even if that were true, which it’s not, what alternative do Black people have? Let me answer that question. In a word, none. No Black person in his or her right mind should EVER consider giving any support whatsoever to the Republican Party, so the above argument there is completely invalid.

It makes no more sense to say that it’s in the Black community’s interest to use our vote as leverage to initiate competition between the Democratic and Republican Parties than to say that the Black community should leverage its support to stimulate competition between the Democratic Party and the Klan, or that Jewish people should divide their vote between ANY party and the Nazis. The argument is ridiculous on it’s face, and derived from an inane Republican talking point.
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The fact is, the Black community HAS no option other than to work within the Democratic Party, because to hold our votes hostage in any way would work to the advantage of the GOP, whose primary reason for existence is to drag Black people back into Jim Crow, and the poor and middle class of every race, creed, and color back into a Great Depression type of existence.
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The modern-day GOP is nothing less than the domestic enemy of the United States – and that’s not merely a partisan opinion – I’m not a Democrat – this is an easily researched fact. That’s what makes it so amazing that even a small minority of Black people buy into it. The GOP’s behavior, and voting record, is a monument to conservative hostility toward the Black community. For this reason, whenever I’m confronted with this talking point by any Black person, I immediately write them off as either an idiot or “bligot” (Black-on-Black bigot), and I refuse to waste my time in any attempt at trying to teach a goldfish to ride a skateboard. Black people who hold this opinion either have a vested interest, or lack the intellectual resources to be educated.
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Such people would first have to educated in the English language, just to reach the point where they are capable of absorbing a political education. When a Black person declares themselves a conservative, what they are actually saying is they are politically predisposed to “conserving,” or PRESERVING, the American traditions of the past – hypocrisy, brutality, and racism toward his own people – and from my point of view, any Black person who can’t understand the negative implications of such a ridiculous position, lacks the intellectual capacity to be educated.
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As a direct result of the distorted view of reality of such people, after they declare their proud embrace of the conservative agenda, the very next sentence out of the mouths is invariably an attack on President Obama. So let us set the record straight on that as well. President Obama is not only doing a tremendous job, history is going to remember him as one of our greatest presidents – and no I’m not just say it because he’s Black; I’m saying it because I’m lucid.
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Much of the criticism against Obama is a result of the ignorance and disinformation that’s being allowed to spread as a result of it being politically inadvisable for him to toot his own horn. If ANY Republican had either captured or killed Osama Bin Laden they would be chiseling his head on Mt. Rushmore at this point, but it’s being treated as a mere footnote in the Obama saga. And how many Americans know that President Obama forced over 60 Wall Street executives to cut their own salaries until they paid off their debt to the American taxpayer?
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As a direct result of President Obama’s activity in this area the Wall Street debt to the American people has been nearly paid in full – and with interest. That doesn’t sound like Cornel West’s assertion that Obama was “a black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats” to me – and notice West kept emphasizing the word “Black,” twice in one sentence. He almost sounds like a closet Republican. And this from a man who said, “When you’re trying to talk about issues that affect the people, name calling get’s in the way. Name calling is nothing but another weapon of mass distraction.” – Cornel West. Hmmmmm . . .
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And many of these people are critical of Obama because he’s not willing to throw his fist in the air and say, “I’m doing this or that for my people.” But what they’re failing to realize – and what betrays the depth of their ignorance is – when Obama makes a decision he has to take many things into account, and precedent is not the least of those. As president he’s smart enough to understand that if he did throw his fist in the air and said, “this is what I’m going to do for Black people, he’ll set a precedent for the next White president to say, “Here’s what I’m going to do for White people,” and they’d call it the Obama Doctrine. Thus, Obama has to make decisions that benefit Black people while addressing the concerns of the nation as a whole. He tried to send us a hint to that effect when he said, “I’m the president of ALL of the people,” but some of us were too dim-witted to even understand what he was trying to tell us – and his critics are also being hypocritical. Isn’t that what we fought for throughout the civil rights movement, a government that served ALL of the people equally.
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Equality is a double-edged sword that doesn’t always work to everyone’s advantage. That’s why it’s called equality. People MUST be treated EQUALLY, regardless to any elaborately conjured up pretext for special consideration. If we hadn’t been so shortsighted with Affirmative Action, and had designed it to be base on need rather than race, it would have been a much more effective program, it would have had a lot fewer challenges, and it wouldn’t have brought down the civil rights movement. It was the perceived unfairness of Affirmative Action that ushered in the Ronald Reagan era, and thus, led directly to where we find ourselves today.
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As a direct result of our shortsightedness in establishing that program, there are a lot of people who marched with, or supported, Martin Luther King who became staunch Republicans – and Richard Nixon, who signed off on much of Affirmative Action, knew exactly what was coming. He most probably had tongue in cheek as he signed off on it – “Okay, White folks, you want to march with Martin, let’s see how you feel after this.”  The bottom line is, we let him out-think us, and we’ve paid dearly for it for the past forty years.
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So the fact is, if you’re a Black Obama critic, the chances are overwhelming that, that’s because Obama is much smarter than you. That’s undoubtedly why he’s president, and you’re not – do you hear me, Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, and others? Now let’s take a look at some of the things that Obama has actually done, as oppose to basing our opinion on urban legends and nitpicking . . . (MORE)

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